Several weeks ago star and co-writer Ben Affleck released a statement stating he would be stepping away from directing The Batman to focus on writing and starring in the massive project. It was then revealed that War for the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has begun talks with Warner Brothers on taking up the gig. Eventually, talks broke down between the director and studio so the hunt for a director continued.
Now Matt Reeves has released a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter) confirming once again his involvement with the project. He goes on to talk about how excited he is to take on The Caped Crusader:
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
Warner Brothers CCO Toby Emmerich goes on to also praise Matt Reeves:
“We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate. Matt’s deep roots in genre films and his evolution into an emotional world-building director make him the perfect filmmaker to guide the Dark Knight through this next journey.”
The Batman has no set release date currently
Ha! Thanks so much, man. So excited. https://t.co/h5hTJ2lwj3
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) February 24, 2017